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ERIC Number: EJ1073410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 89
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Mentoring 101: Advancing African-American Women Faculty and Doctoral Student Success in Predominantly White Institutions
Grant, Cosette M.; Ghee, Sarah
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v28 n7 p759-785 2015
This article is purposed with operationalizing the concept of mentoring as a nuanced approach and attempt to thwart the upward trajectories of African-American women in predominantly White institutions (PWIs). We struggled as African-American women to balance and decipher the various facets inherent in our respective roles--professor and doctoral student in a PWI--hence a mentor/mentee relationship emerged. This qualitative study explored the effectiveness of traditional and non-traditional mentoring functions for an African-American woman doctoral student aspiring for the professoriate, and the professional advancement of an African-American woman professor, who matriculate in the same PWI. Findings from our experience narratives indicate that both mentoring functions were helpful to our achievement. We proffer practical implications learned regarding mentoring strategies to aid other women and minorities' succession at PWIs. Specific strategies are also offered to university administrators who desire to recruit, retain, graduate, and promote African-American women in PWIs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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